Steve Simmons of the London Free Press opines:
"If you want to know why the Maple Leafs gave up on and gave away Bryan McCabe, here it is in a nutshell: McCabe got to pick where he wanted to play and he chose the Florida Panthers. Translation: He doesn't give a hoot whether he wins or loses and the Leafs were well aware of that. Who would want an apparent leader who is happy playing for a team in a messed-up market that never contends?"
Going purely on the use of the term "messed-up market", couldn't that firmly apply to Toronto the past few years?